Missing Peace Art Space is graciously hosting/mounting the Community Ofrenda (altar) Day of the Dead Exhibition, SCHEDULED FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2012. This is a NON-JURIED show, and all submissions will be accepted, as long as they fit within the theme of Day of the Dead (which is NOT associated with Halloween and has little in common with images from that holiday). Items must not pose a safety issue — for example, candles are a very common item on an ofrenda, but if you want to incorporate them in your submission, please use battery-operated ones. Do keep in mind that this is a community exhibit for ALL AGES. It is not necessary to be an “artist” to contribute. Day of the Dead altar items are usually small by nature, but if you have something sizable in mind, please contact Gabriela Pickett at the gallery to make sure we are able to accommodate it.
Opening reception is on the actual Day of the Dead, FRIDAY, NOV. 2, which is a FIRST FRIDAY. The exhibition will run for the entire month of November.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS OCTOBER 15, 2012. ART NEEDS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE GALLERY ON OCT. 15, BETWEEN 3-5:30 P.M.
THERE WILL BE A WORKSHOP FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE ON OCTOBER 13, FROM 1-5 P.M., AT THE GALLERY.
All items will be handled with great care, and all reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and integrity of artwork on loan for the exhibition, but the gallery cannot be responsible for any damage to artwork in the unlikely event that should happen.
Stay tuned for information and details about a gallery talk that will delve into the culture, history, origins and traditions of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Also, the gallery is looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of this community-driven exhibition. Please contact Gabriela Pickett at the gallery, (937) 241-4353, if you’d like to volunteer. Contact the gallery at 234 S. Dutoit St, Dayton for more information.
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